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Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast

Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast
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40 Gray Ave, , Kuaotunu
Tel: (0)7 866 2445
"Back to Paradise" at Kaeppeli's B&B.  A unique peaceful, secluded, Eco friendly haven with stunning sea, bush and rural views above the Pacific Ocean. A place where you can relax, unwind, be yourself and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. Comfortable sunny rooms  with wool carpet and natural bedding,  private decks and entrances, all with tea and coffee making facilities, TV/DVD, fridge and minibar, Bar b q and Kitchenette  for guests use. Dinner by arrangement, using mainly organic produce.Luke's Kitchen is nearby. Breakfast is served in our Panoramic gazebo  weather permitting or guests diningroom, both with wonderful views. Jill's freshly baked bread makes a pleasant change from toast along with fresh free range eggs and organic fruit.
Kuaotunu has a choice of clean, safe, white, sandy unspoilt beaches. A beautiful 2 hour bush walk starts from our doorstep. Also nearby there is kayaking, tennis, bush walks, horsetrekking, fishing, golf, arts and crafts, cafe's. Kuaotunu is an ideal place to stay for exploring the rest of the Coromandel. Jill will gladly help to plan your day and on going trip. Swiss/ German spoken. Children welcome. Pets to pamper. Our view? Simply the best.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We include green room info packs We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Jill is an active Trustee of Kauri 2000 a project to protect and recreate significant stands of kauri tree on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Free range eggs, organic home made jams and seasonal organic fruit compliment the fresh bread baked daily for breakfast. Dinner by prior arrangement with mainly organic produce when ever available.


2 double rooms with king-sized beds. 2 twin rooms with 2 single beds in each room. TV/DVD, phone and broadband. Kitchen facilities.

Total Capacity

8 guests


Free-view TV Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & WIFI


Bush walks, Star gazing fishing, horse trekking kayaking golf swimming tennis arts & crafts surfing

Tariff Includes

breakfast & GST


Kuaotunu is 17km North of Whitianga on SH25. From Kuaotunu follow the coast until Bluff Road on right. Turn into Bluff Road, across a bridge, past the camping ground, first left into Gray Ave. End of Gray Ave, tarsealed drive going up hill, approx. 800m.
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